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What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19 before a flight?

If you are ready to board your flight, but your pre-departure test result is positive for COVID-19, you must self isolate yourself until you get recovered from Covid-19. Besides, the airlines should also refuse to board anybody who doesn't present a negative COVID-19 test result recovery document. Apart from this, you can read out the detailed information below if you plan to travel to the U.S. recently.

Recommended information on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 before a flight

To travel internationally, you must need a COVID-19 viral test irrespective of your vaccination status and citizenship. The test should be no more than one day before the departure date.

  • You must present your negative result before boarding your flight.
  • In case if you have recently recovered from COVID-19, you can travel with the recovery documentation instead. The recovery documentation should have the information that your COVID-19 positive viral test result on the sample is taken no more than 90 days before the departure from a foreign country.

In addition, you should carry a letter from the licensed healthcare provider stating that you are now clear to travel As most query on What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 before a flight? So here are updated information provided by airlines authority to remain safe and make other safes from such viral diseases spreading across the globe

Are you fully vaccinated for Air Travel to the United States?

You will be considered fully vaccinated:-

  • Two weeks or fourteen days after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine
  • Two weeks or fourteen days after your dose of an accepted two-dose series
  • Two weeks or fourteen days after receiving the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine in a clinical trial, make sure it is not Placebo  
  • Two weeks or fourteen days after receiving the full series of a Novavax or Covovax Covid-19 vaccine in phase 3 clinical trial, again make sure it is not placebo
  • Two weeks of fourteen days after receiving two doses of any Mix and match combination of accepted Covid-19 vaccines.
  • After you meet the above requirement, you will be considered fully vaccinated.

Although the CDC has not advised the use of Mix and match Covid-19 vaccines primary series. But such strategies are becoming common in many countries outside the U.S., CDC has accepted the combinations of accepted covid-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Testing Requirement for International Travel to the United States

  • CDC has revised its order titled "requirement for the proof of negative Covid-19 test or recovery form Covid-19 for air passengers arriving in the U.S." The revised order update regarding the testing for air travelers two years or older boarding the U.S. fight.
  • All air travelers two years or older with departing flights from foreign countries to the U.S. must show a negative Covid-19 viral test. The result should be no later than one day before the departure, or they should have a covid-19 recovery document before boarding if they recovered in the past 90 days.

The air travelers are also required to confirm that the information they are providing is true in the form of attestation.

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